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Old 01-27-18, 01:05 PM
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Looking for the best paint brush.

I will be doing some work around the house and am looking for the best paintbrush for cutting in and trim work, and why is this the best paintbrush for this job?
 
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I prefer Purdy brand paint brushes but there are other good brands also. The main thing is to get a good brush and not a dime store brush! I have a multitude of brushes and pick the best one for the job at hand. Probably the best brush for a diyer is a 2.5" sash brush. The angled cut helps you to get into corners better.

Don't be afraid to pay extra for a quality brush. If cleaned well and stored in it's shuck a brush will last a long time.
 
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Another vote for Purdy brushes
 
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Old 01-27-18, 04:03 PM
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Can't agree with marksr more. Purdy 2 Or 2 1/2" angled sash brush. If doing small trim go smaller. But generally unless it's fine work either of those will work fine.
 
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Check eBay, 15 years ago I purchased a set of 12 various Purdy 2nd's for next to nothing and they are still in excellent use today!
 
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I've had a Purdy sash brush and 2.5" brush for about 20 years. Good investment.
To clean them, get yourself a brush comb and it will keep the bristles clean and straight.
 
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A wire brush also works will for cleaning/straightening the bristles. While I'm aware of brush combs, I never have used one.
 
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Old 01-28-18, 06:48 AM
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I have to add my vote for Purdy also. I've had several customers feedback saying that after using a Purdy brush they are now spoiled for any other brand. Linzer brand would be my next choice.
However, there are many jobs that looks don't matter and a throw away brush works just fine.
 
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However, there are many jobs that looks don't matter and a throw away brush works just fine.
I have to disagree, IMO a cheap brush is a pain to use! On the rare occasion that I use a 'throw away' brush it's generally an old good brush that's near it's end of life.
 
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